Crisis help, activities, transportation, health and more!
Provides a wide array of programs and services, including adoption & foster care, child care, child development, child protection, child support, disability determination, and economic benefits such as 3SquaresVT, fuel assistance, and Reach Up.
Benefits Call Center: 1-800-479-6151
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-649-5285
Child Care Helpline: 1-800-649-2642
Child Support Helpline: 1-800-786-3214
Sharon Food Shelf:
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:30-6:30 PM
Strafford Food Shelf:
Sue or Melvin Coburn at Coburn’s store
Thetford Food Shelf:
Open Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10 - 12 Noon
Tunbridge Food Shelf:
Open Friday 4-6:00 PM
Bradford Area Food Shelf:
Open Mon., Wed., Thurs:8:30am-4:30 PM
22 Whistle Stop Way, Bradford,;
Mail: P.O. Box 500, Bradford, VT 05033
South Royalton Community Food Shelf
Thursdays - 11:30AM - 1:00PM and 5:00 PM to 7:00PM
2955 VT 14 South Royalton Vt
Providing healthy, fresh food as a traveling food pantry at local hospitals and schools. In partnership with the VT Fresh program, offering cooking demos, and taste tests of the vegetables available, paired with recipes and cooking tips.
Orange County Parent Child Center 2nd Tuesday, 11:00-5:30pm
Gifford Hospital every 2nd Thursday, 11:30-1pm
Federal USDA program (formerly
) that can help stretch your food budget so you can put three healthy meals on your table every day.
At the national level, it is called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.
Help with Expenses/Day to Day Living:
The Deacon's Fund of the United Church of Strafford
For help with unexpected expenses like a telephone bill or needing a winter jacket.
Neighbor Helping Neighbor
For help with services; ride to an appointment, or mechanic, picking up prescriptions, help with moving a heavy object, OCC lawn care, snow removal, delivery of food shelf items, library books, just friendly visits.
Carrie Sanborn Fund:
For help with bills like a heating bill
United Ways of Vermont
For help with unexpected expenses, dial 211.
Women Infants and Children (WIC):
Help for pregnant moms and children through age 6, including free formula.
(802) 295-8820 ext. 2
Vermont Economic Services:
For Vermont state help with food stamps, on-going fuel assistance, Medicaid/health/dental insurance.
Vermont Health Connect:
Health & dental insurance
Upper Valley Haven:
Housing for the homeless, food shelf and clothing
White River Jct., VT.
Listen Community Services:
Heating and Housing Assistance, Community Dinners, Food Pantry
Scholarships for Summer Camps
3 Thrift Stores
clothing, furniture, housewares, toys and more...
Mental Health Resources
National Suicide Help Line: 1-800-273-8255
also https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ allows for live chat for emotional support and other resources.
Counseling, parent support, adoption services, foster care, substance abuse treatment.
Suicide, Drug and Alcohol Crisis Hotline
Sometimes we lose track of our lives. They suddenly aren’t where we thought they’d be, and we don’t know how to get back on track. At Headrest, we help with some of those tough, very real issues. In addition to our 24-hour crisis hotline that responds yearly to 10,000 calls from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, we offer addiction recovery services regardless of any client’s ability to pay. Headrest’s mission is to help those with limited income so that no person is turned away; no person is alone.
Hanover Community Counselor
Coordinates Hanover Alcohol Diversion Program. Serves residents of Hanover, Etna, Hanover Center, Hanover High School. Crisis intervention and short-term counseling.
42 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH
Health Care and Rehabilitation Services
Mental Health Services.
195 North Main Street, Suite #2
White River Junction, VT
Crisis Services available professionals 24/7 for adults, children and families
West Central Behavior Health
Counseling Center for Child and Family
National Hopeline Network
The National Hopeline Network links crisis centers certified by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) under one toll-free number.
The Family Place
The Family Place delivers comprehensive programs designed to strengthen positive relationships, teach essential skills and promote enduring healthy growth for families with young children in the Upper Valley and surrounding communities. Assistance with children, after school program/daycare expenses.
Norwich, VT 05055
Orange County Parent Child Center
Our work throughout Orange County brings family support and outreach programming into homes and communities, meeting families where it is convenient and comfortable for them. Our programs connect parents with practical strategies and skills that address the full spectrum of family joys and challenges.
Advance Transit operates
buses that you can take almost anywhere you want to go. These buses give you independence and freedom, as well as the opportunity to do more activities, to get a job, to volunteer, and more. Most school offices have bus schedules and maps. You can also get them online. Advance Transit will even give you a ride with your bike, which they can attach to the bus! If you have any comments or questions call the Advance Transit office.
Connecticut River Transit, Inc
Connecticut River Transit, Inc. is a private, non-profit personal mobility specialist servicing the Windham and Southern Windsor County areas. There is a weekday route (no holidays) going from Springfield and Windsor, VT to Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Cost is a suggested donation of $2 per ride.
Upper Valley Ride Share (UVRS)
UVRS is a
carpool matching service for anyone commuting in Vermont or the Upper Valley-Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire.
StageCoach Trasnportation Service
To empower victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking to become safe and self-reliant through crisis intervention and support services.
WISE advances social justice through community education, training and public policy.
38 Bank St.
Lebanon, NH 03766
Tel: (603) 448-5922
Fax: (603) 448-2799